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News  •  6 March 2019

 

2019 ABIAs longlist

Winners to be announced on Thursday 2 May 2019.  

The longlist for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced and we’re thrilled to share that we have ten books on the longlist across a range of categories. 

 

Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-12)

Children’s Picture Book of the Year (ages 0-6)

General Non-fiction Book of the Year

Illustrated Book of the Year

International Book of the Year

Literary Fiction Book of the Year

 

Voted for by the ABIA Academy – a group of more than 250 publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives – have selected books published in 2018 across 12 categories. 

The ABIAs showcase the collaborative efforts of publishers, editors, illustrators, marketers, designers, and authors in bringing quality books to Australian and international markets. 

A shortlist will be released on Thursday April 11, with the winners announced at the publishing industry’s night of nights on Thursday 2 May.  

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